1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529

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Lot 8
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer
Registration no. VF 4455 Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 13,040) inc. premium
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer
Registration no. VF 4455
Chassis no. 69290
Engine no. 69529

Footnotes

  • A huge success from the moment deliveries commenced in January 1923, the Austin Seven remained in production until 1939. Well built, economical and easily maintained by the home mechanic, the Seven brought motoring within the financial reach of the man in the street, who hitherto would probably have settled for a motorcycle combination. Its introduction helped save the ailing Austin concern and by the mid-1920s the Seven dominated the light car market in Britain. The sole version available when production commenced was the 'Chummy' tourer, which today remains for many enthusiasts the quintessential Seven and is highly sought after.

    This particular Chummy was acquired for the Curtis Collection in 1996, whereupon the engine and gearbox were rebuilt by Kirtling Garage. The car was originally sold to a schoolteacher by Austin agents, Burrells of Thetford, and registered 'VF 4455' (a Norfolk number). The original owner part-exchanged the Austin at a Newmarket garage in the 1950s, and it remained in their ownership until Kingsley purchased it for his wife, Yvonne, who christened it 'Verity'. Effectively a three-owners-from-new example, the Chummy had been restored in 1988; the works including a new hood, side screens and upholstery. Last MoT'd in 2013, the car is offered with sundry invoices and a V5 document.
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1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529
1928 Austin Seven 'Chummy' Tourer  Chassis no. 69290 Engine no. 69529
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